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Welcome note October 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, Autumn has reached Europe, and unlike nature at this time of year, our work is not slowing down.…

Political hotspot October 2021 newsletter

26 October marked the final day for final contributions to the Commission’s inception impact assessment (roadmap) on the Sustainable Food…

Review of events

On 22 September, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) organised a workshop to discuss the potential role of public policies in…

Preview of events

On 16 November, from 10:30-12:00, MEP Eric Andrieu (S&D) will co-host our website on the organic approach to plant health…

The Farm to Fork Strategy: An ambition to safeguard

It is a busy time for stakeholders active on the Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy. On 19 October, the European…

Intercropping for boosting organic farming in EU – ReMIX policy brief

The European Green Deal addresses the challenges of a fair sustainable food system. To realise the EU Green Deal, the…

Take part in EIP-AGRI workshop on farm data!

Are you a farmer, an adviser, an Operational Group member, or a tech company using farm data solutions? Applications are…

The role of Demo Farms in Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems: a workshop for policy makers

The family of FarmDemo projects – NEFERTITI, PLAID and AGRIDEMO – organised a workshop to raise awareness among local and…

Copenhagen Food System Centre’s work supporting organic development - Interview with Line Rise Nielsen

Our colleagues, Joanna Wierzbicka, Strategic Initiatives Manager, and Bérénice Cau, Project and Fundraising Assistant, met with Line Rise Nielsen, Food…

Enlarge your organic farm knowledge through videos

A versatile collection of video content from the Organic Farm Knowledge Platform is now available on its own YouTube channel,…

LIVESEED and OK-Net EcoFeed highlighted to be EU-funded research projects demonstrating potential of more sustainable alternatives

The EU Green Deal and its related Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies identified agroecology and organic farming as one…

Watch RELACS’ new video about copper replacement in oil rose plantation

A new RELACS video explores the work and research currently pursued in the Rose Valley in Bulgaria. Organic farmers are…

The future of organic food: Ten take-aways of the Organic Food Conference 2021

Our Organic Food Conference 2021 was a success, and we are happy to share the ten key take-aways. The European…

LIVESEED project comes to an end after 52 months

The LIVESEED project came to an end on 30 September 2021, after 52 months of activities. Started in June 2017,…

Digital Excellence in Agriculture Contest: Organic Farm Knowledge platform awarded first prize in Category 2!

The online platform Organic Farm Knowledge was awarded the first prize of the ‘Digital Excellence in Agriculture in Europe and…

Last Commission consultation before presentation revised Sustainable Use of pesticides Directive

On 5 October, Mathilde Calmels, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy Coordinator on Pesticides, Natural Inputs and Fertilisers, will be one of…

Upcoming vote on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO) in AGRI Committee

On 2 February 2021, the Commission published its proposal for a Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO),…

Vote on European Parliament’s Farm to Fork Strategy report: mostly positive on organic

The Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, published in May 2020 with a view of holistically transitioning towards more sustainable food…

Emerging eco-friendly solutions to plant & animal protection inputs - RELACS scientific publications

The RELACS project recently released two new scientific papers on promising plant and animal protection methods and strategies for reducing…

How are cities engaging with food system transformation? FoodSHIFT webinar, 13 September, 15:00-16:00

City councils – either led by the city government itself or by citizens – are key to involve citizens and…

Organic production of milk and meat - Join RELACS & Organic-PLUS at meeting of European Federation of Animal Science

The Horizon 2020 projects RELACS and Organic-PLUS will organize a session (#51) on “Organic production of milk and meat” on…

Have your say! IFOAM Organics Europe provided feedback to the Commission’s EU School Scheme roadmap

As announced in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the Commission will “review the EU school scheme to enhance its…

Boosting organic seed & breeding - Policy and stakeholder recommendations

As the LIVESEED project is coming to its end, it has released a synthesis of all its results and recommendations.…

Organic Farm Knowledge platform finalist in Digital Excellence in Agriculture Contest

The online platform Organic Farm Knowledge was nominated as one of the finalist ‘Digital Excellence in Agriculture in Europe and…

Info Days on Horizon Europe Cluster 6 - 7-8 July 2021, online

Under the Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment is central to…

Organic movement's preliminary statement on CAP negotiations

“This CAP deal is a missed opportunity to engage European agriculture in an ambitious transition towards sustainability. We need action…

Comics showing why industrial agriculture is broken

In May 2020, the EU released its Biodiversity and Farm to Fork strategies as part of the European Green Deal.…

EUREKA summer consortium meeting - 15-17 June 2021, online

On 15-17 June, all EUREKA’s partners virtually met at the project’s annual meeting to update and exchange about the project’s…

End of OK-Net EcoFeed project

Over the past three years, 19 organisations from 12 European countries have taken part in the Horizon 2020 OK-Net EcoFeed project to help farmers achieve 100% use of organic…

SmartAgriHubs’ Open call (RESTART & EXPAND)

In July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs…

Curious about alternatives to contentious fertilisers? Read RELACS’ new practice abstracts

The RELACS project just released two new practice abstracts on promising alternatives to fertilisers suitable for organic farming. Struvite as…

Getting food on the climate agenda - FoodSHIFT2030 webinar - 15 June 2021, online

Climate change policy debates fail to consider the interconnected nature of food systems and involve a wide range of actors.…

Are you involved in agriculture or forestry multi-actor projects? Take part in EUREKA’s impact assessment survey!

The EUREKA project launched a survey to collect information on how multi-actor projects (MAPs) perform impact assessments and evaluation. The…

Replacing antibiotics in organic - Handbook on Animal Health and Welfare Protocol (AHWP)

Do you know mastitis (inflammation of the udder) is one of the main reasons for antibiotic treatments on European organic…

Vitamin B2 supplementation and copper reduction in organic farming - New RELACS practice abstracts

The RELACS project recently published three new practice abstracts (practical guidelines) on: Vitamin B2 supplementation for laying and parent hens…

Stimulating digital innovations through SmartAgriHubs’ open calls – PREPARE, RESTART & EXPAND

In July 2020, SmartAgriHubs opened the RESTART and EXPAND open calls, assigning up to €5,000,000 funding for Digital Innovation Hubs that are supporting diverse stakeholders in the agri-food economy. On 18 March 2021, SmartAgriHubs announced…

Organic-farmknowledge.org: New information available for organic farmers & advisors

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform provides organic farmers and advisors with practical information. Initially, the platform was set up covering…
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Farm to Fork

Ten NGO priorities for the European Parliament report on the Farm to Fork strategy

On 20 April, IFOAM Organics Europe was one of 24 non-governmental organisations to co-sign “10 priorities for the Farm to…

On virtual demo events, learning by doing and more – NEFERTITI annual meeting - 13-14 April 2021, online

The fourth NEFERTITI Annual Meeting was all about collective reflection: from demonstration and facilitation to network sustainability, communication, dissemination and…

RELACS and Organic-PLUS collaborate to find alternatives to contentious inputs

On 8 April 2021, more than 50 participants joined RELACS and Organic-PLUS’ webinar to discuss both projects’ activities on reducing…

Promising alternatives to inputs for plant protection: Mineral oil & copper

The RELACS project recently published two new scientific publications on promising plant protection tools and strategies to further reduce the…

Aquaculture keeps growing – FutureEUAqua’s progress on organic & innovative fish diets

As European aquaculture production is growing,  certain challenges need to be faced,  one of them being the availability of sustainable…

LIVESEED webinar for Members of the European Parliament & their staff - 30 March, online

On 30 March, LIVESEED invited Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their staff to present them the outcomes of…

Welcome note March 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome the new European Organic Action Plan…

Political hotspot March 2021 newsletter

The new action plan for the development of the organic sector was published  on 25 March 2021. IFOAM Organics Europe…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan…

ReMIX final Conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European Agriculture” - 23 March 2021, online

As the Horizon 2020 multi-actor project ReMIX draws to a close, its final conference “Intercropping to boost agroecology in European…

New router database connects Member States’ organic seed databases

A long-awaited solution for seed suppliers, European organic farmers, and national authorities arrived. The new router database will increase the…
 
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